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How fast do nails grow?

How fast do nails grow?

3-12 months: Fingernails typically grow out completely in 3-6 months and toenails in 6-12 months. ...Read more

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Why do my nails grow down?

Why do my nails grow down?

Difficult to say: There are many changes that can occur with the nails. Many can be benign but some changes (downward curling being one of them) can be a sign of systemic disease, particularly lung disease. You should see you primary care doctor and possibly a dermatologist to help determine what is going on. ...Read more

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How can I grow nails long and strong?

How can I grow nails long and strong?

Strong Nails: Several vitamins are notable for their support of strong, healthy nails, so seek these out in the foods you eat or as supplements. Vitamin A helps the body process protein, needed to sustain the nail bed and ward off hangnails. A lack of vitamin B may cause ridges and fragile nails. Biotin (also known as vitamin B7) is notable for its treatment of weak, split-prone nails. ...Read more

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Why me nails keep breaking as they grow. New thing?

Why me nails keep breaking as they grow. New thing?

Soft nails: Nails break because they are soft. It can be associated with low thyroid or poor nutritional state. If blood tests are ok it can be treated on the outside with dermanial or genedur. Internal vitamins with high biotin levels and silica can be helpful. Oral digestive enzymes taken 3-4 with a meal work to strengthen nails due to poor nutrition. ...Read more

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Do you know if there is any way I can make my nails grow faster?

Do you know if there is any way I can make my nails grow faster?

Genadur: Genadur is a prescription nail laquer that is fda approved for treatment of fragile brittle nails, but it also seems to help the nails grow. Some people are calling it "latisse for nails". ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could get my nails to grow stronger and faster?

Stronger Nails: Apply prescription Genadur to your nails once a day and take Biotin 2.5mg per day to strengthen and grow your nails. ...Read more

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What is the best and most effective way to grow healthy long nails fast?

What is the best and most effective way to grow healthy long nails fast?

Take: Take biotin 2500mcg daily, moisturize nails with eucerin smooth essentials lotion frequently and eat good protein diet. Nail polish weekly with or without color. ...Read more

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How to grow nails as fast as possible and avoid eating them or bitting them off?

How to grow nails as fast as possible and avoid eating them or bitting them off?

Polish: One trick to avoid biting is to keep polish on them. You will be less likely to bite with a thick coat of polish there. Try it! ...Read more

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Will my nails grow healthly aftr 10 yrs bitting them? N what are the ways to grow nails faster?

Nails: When you bite you are biting dead areas. You have not damaged the growth region - yes they should grow quite healthy if you siop biting. ...Read more

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My nails look bad cz I used to eat them and some nails are green how to cure so they look nice and grow properly?

Nail biting: If you have stopped nail biting, you can try gelatin. This seems to help with strenthening the nails. If you can not stop nail biting, you may need to see a behavioral specialists. I would also check with your provider for causes of discoloration that are not due to nail biting. ...Read more

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How do you make your nails grow? Mine always take so long to see alittle speck I just don't understand please help

How do you make your nails grow? Mine always take so long to see alittle speck I just don't understand please help

Biotin: Taking extra biotin, a safe vitamin supplement, has been shown to make nails thicker and stronger. Many patients report that their nails grow faster as well. You can get it inexpensively over the counter. It is worth seeing your doctor, however, as there can be issues associated with poor nail growth. ...Read more

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How can I stop biting my nails (and grow beautiful nails)?

Please check: HealthTap TipTaps for a list of ways to stop biting nails. ...Read more

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Doctors how can I let my nails grow tall and strong again?!

Doctors how can I let my nails grow tall and strong again?!

Nail health: Eat healthy meals with adequate protein, vitamins, minerals. Avoid artificial nails, which can damage your natural ones. Many claim gelatin & biotin (a b vitamin) supplements will help nails grow stronger. If u have any disease that can affect nails (fungus, psoriasis, etc) see fp to treat those underlying problems. Avoid injuries to nail growth plate at base of nail. ...Read more

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Splitting nails and cuticles. What am I lacking for healthy nails? They grow but don't last. What to do to keep them growing strong and healthily?

Splitting nails and cuticles. What am I lacking for healthy nails? They grow but don't last. What to do to keep them growing strong and healthily?

Splitting Nails: Genadur is the first fda-approved treatment to help strengthen fragile, brittle nails. According to manufacturer medimetriks pharmaceuticals, genadur helps improve the condition with a once-daily brush-on application that may start showing results in as little as 14 days. While brittle nails may be the result of exposure to solvents in nail products, they may also be the symptom of medical issues. ...Read more

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21 female. Every time my nails grow out the starts to get flat and hurt and look like I'm flattening one side ://? Why does this happen!? how2imprpve

21 female. Every time my nails grow out the starts to get flat and hurt and look like I'm flattening one side ://? Why does this happen!? how2imprpve

Abnormal nails: You need to show your nails to your doctor or to a dermatologist, flat nail with ridges could be a sign of anemia. Make sure you eat healthy balanced diet. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do nails and hair grow after one dies?

Do nails and hair grow after one dies?

No: Nails do not grow and hair sometimes has the appearance of growing due to contracture and drying of the skin around the hair, but in fact the hair does not grow after death. ...Read more

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What does help my hair and nails grow faster?

What does help my hair and nails grow faster?

Biotin: You can try taking biotin supplements. There is a supplement called 'hair, skin and nails'. ...Read more

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How can I grow longer hair and nails naturally?

How can I grow longer hair and nails naturally?

Options: Get adequate sleep, avoid excess sugar & fat, v carbonated drinks, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Insure you have adequate Iron (like kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (like walnuts), vit. E (fruits & veggies), D & B vitamins, biotin & zinc. Avoid sulfates & formaldehyde in shampoos, excessive blow dry heat & curling irons. ...Read more

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Weak nails how to make then grow fast and stronger?

Weak nails how to make then grow fast and stronger?

Vasaline and biotin: One of the greatest problems with weak or brittle nails is dehydration of the nail plate. Whenever your hands get wet, whether after showering or washing, try rubbing in vaseline petroleum jelly to your finger nails while they're still soaking wet. Then towel dry. In addition, take biotin (part of the vitamin b complex), 5000 each day. These simple practices will give great results. ...Read more

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Does swisse hair skin and nails work to grow your hair?

Does swisse hair skin and nails work to grow your hair?

Health Tap doctors: Are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. In answer to your question - I can't vouch for this product one way or the other. ...Read more

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I need my nails to grow as fast as possible, (fingernails)?

I need my nails to grow as fast as possible, (fingernails)?

Patience: Shalini,

Fingernails (and toenails) grow at a nearly constant weight, assuming that you are not malnourished. You will either need to get your hands on a time machine, or just wait for them to grow. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Does spring valley hair, skin and nails really work. Does it cause your hair to grow?

Does spring valley hair, skin and nails really work. Does it cause your hair to grow?

Doubt it: A quick check online did not show the product to contain minoxidil. Products that contain Minoxidil can cause hair to grow. Other products don't cause hair to grow, but the hair will still grow on its own if it was growing anyway. ...Read more

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Can nails have a limited growth I try to grow my nails longer but it doesn't seem to grow more than this, so does it have a limit? Thanks doctors

Not usually: Like hair, nails have fairly constant growth. Factors that might alter nail growth include injury to the nail matrix, nail infection, severe illness or unusually brittle nails. If this of concern to you consult with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My nails are very thin and brittle. They always break and they even peel in layers sometimes. Can never grow them out long. What can I do to help?

My nails are very thin and brittle. They always break and they even peel in layers sometimes. Can never grow them out long. What can I do to help?

Get checked out.: Nails r an extension of the skin, and & skin is the largest organ of the body. Thus, health problems often first appear in the skin, hair, & nails. Brittle, flaky nails can b seen in mineral / hormone deficiencies (iron, thyroid, others). Also, exposure to chemicals (even nail polish) cd do it. Lastly, diseases like psoriasis & fungal infx affect nails. Discuss w/ a dermatologist or ur primary doc ...Read more

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When my nails grow it goes under my sikn and its really hurt,,, so I take it off my nail once but it happned again how can I prevent this condition??

When my nails grow it goes under my sikn and its really hurt,,, so I take it off my nail once but it happned again how can I prevent this condition??

Fingers or toes?: Are you having ingrown nails of your fingers or toes? Most commonly seen is toes, which can be due to poorly fitting shoes, extreme cutting of the skin by the nail fold, deformity of the end of the toe, or some kind of trauma. You can have your doctor cut your nail back to prevent the condition, but also recommend not biting/cuting your nails/skin fold too short and/or wearing better fitting shoes ...Read more

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I've been biting my nails for a few years and I want to grow them, they've grown a bit but they always bend and are so weak, how do I strengthen them?

Nail biting: Nail biting may cause a local nail fungal infection called paronycha, which can make your nails fragile and deformed. Please see a doctor and this is very easily treatable ...Read more

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What can I do to get my hair to grow faster I cut all the chemically damaged parts off and I keep it moisturizeAnything I can take for hair and nails?

What can I do to get my hair to grow faster I cut all the chemically damaged parts off and I keep it moisturizeAnything I can take for hair and nails?

If nutritionally...: If a person is nutritionally in good shape, without any major disease nor illness, then her hair will grow at the same rate with or without vitamin supplements, special foods, or any particular activities. The usual multivitamin supplements that many people buy over-the-counter do not change the growth rate of hair. Hair follicles do not change their hairs' growth rates depending on hair cutting. ...Read more

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What causes the skin to grow attach to the toe nails?

What causes the skin to grow attach to the toe nails?

Ingrown Toenail: An ingrown toenail can result from a number of things. Poorly fitting shoes and toenails that are not properly trimmed are the most common causes. The skin along the edge of a toenail may become red and infected. The great toe is affected most often, but any toenail can become ingrown. ...Read more

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I'm looking for vitamins and to help my nails and hair grow any recomendations?

I'm looking for vitamins and to help my nails and hair grow any recomendations?

B Vits, A, C, D & E: Many vitamins are needed for healthy hair, including b3, b5, b6, b12, biotin & a, c, d, e & zinc. The most effective are e, d & biotin.
Adequate essential omega 3 & 6 fatty acids are also important. Silica may help nails to grow- try biosil- this also helps hair. Avoid sugars & fried foods & emphasize fruits & veggies of all colors.
See http://suite101.Com/article/vitamins-for-hair-growth-a60366. ...Read more

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Hair, skin& nails plus biotin really help grow your hair?

Biotin: Proponents of biotin supplements claim that boosting your biotin intake can help with the following conditions:
healthy hair,
acne,
brittle nails,
diabetes,
eczema,
hair loss,
mild depression,
skin rash in infants (also known as seborrheic dermatitis). ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could grow my hair and nails faster?

Can you tell me how I could grow my hair and nails faster?

Hair health: For healthy hair growth: Get adequate sleep, avoid excess sugar & fat in diet, v carbonated beverages, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Biotin helps (but don't over do it). Insure you have adequate Iron (think kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (think walnuts) and vitamin E (fruits & vegetables). ...Read more